Community and Family Services
Our Community and Family Services (CFS) are connected to our church and work alongside our thrift stores (and where applicable, our shelters, addiction treatment centres and corrections and justice programs) to fulfil the mission of The Salvation Army to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world. We strive for holistic support programs that meet the specific challenges in our community To meet these challenges more effectively, we partner with other organizations and agencies to improve services and strengthen our community’s ability to assist those who find themselves in a place of need to transition towards a better future.
We conduct individual appointments to assess needs and identify the community supports that are available for those seeking assistance.
This assistance can take many forms such as:
- Food Assistance (via Soup Kitchen and Food Bank)
- Clothing and basic essential household items
- Pro Bono legal advice
- Spiritual counselling
- Children’s Backpack Program (Seasonal)
- School Packs
- Healthy Babies Program
- Camp Sunrise
- Counselling and referrals
- Emergency Disaster Services
- ID Retrieving Service
Please contact us for more information on any of these services.
The latest report from The Salvation Army, “Feeding Canada’s Families: A report on Salvation Army Food Services“, revealed that more and more families are turning to Salvation Army food programs and centres for assistance.
A new initiative in 2018 is our FREE Food Sense Healthy Cooking on a Budget program operating weekly on Thursday afternoons from 3-6pm at our church kitchen. This six week program focuses on ways to make healthy meals on a budget and builds healthier communities by:
CONNECTING people in the kitchen,
TEACHING hands-on cooking skills and
MAKING HEALTHY EATING easy, enjoyable and affordable.
The program is for anyone over 18 who wants to make nutritious and delicious meals for themselves and their family and to make every dollar count. Participants will receive a cook book and the confidence to tackle meal making with new ideas and money saving tools. Class size is limited to 12 participants. To get your name on the list for the spring 2018 session, please contact our Administration Office.
For more information on what you can expect to learn in the program visit https://www.learntolivehealthy.org/ltl_pdf/food-sense-brochure.pdf